George Moergeli Jr.
1925 - 2021
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George Moergeli Jr.
March 13, 1925 - April 28, 2021
Gig Harbor, Washington - George Moergeli Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 28, 2021. Born in Auburn, WA on March 13, 1925, George was the eldest child of George and Willie (Blessing) Moergeli, Sr. He graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1943, then entered the Navy and served in WW II.
In 1946, George attended Central Washington College where he met Maxine Lower Weed of Snohomish, WA. They married in March 1949. George graduated in Aug 1949 with a degree in education, then moved to Auburn where he enjoyed a 30-year career with the Auburn School District. He received his Master's degree from the University of Washington in 1954.
George was a founding member of the Auburn Rotary Club and active in Gig Harbor's Midday Rotary Club.
In 2004 George and Maxine moved to Key Center where he loved raising oysters, fishing, and gardening.
George is survived by his wife of 72 years, Maxine; their children Katherine (Moergeli) & Randy Hanna of Puyallup; Keith Moergeli of Gig Harbor; and Dean & Cookie (Roberts) Moergeli of Gig Harbor; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sister Claire (Moergeli) Almquist of Bellevue, and brother Miles Moergeli of Enumclaw. He was preceded in death by his brother Eddie Moergeli of Enumclaw.
The family will hold a private service in memory of George. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Rotary International Foundation or the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Program. For a complete obituary visit

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May 26, 2021
To The Family,
Mr. Moergeli was my junior high principal at Cascade. He always had a smile, and friendly greeting. His faculty was supportive and excellent. Even good teachers lack enthusiasm if not appreciated. It is my belief that Mr. Moergeli was a man who brought the best out in his staff. Only once was my name called over the intercom where I feared I had done something wrong, though I couldn’t imagine what. I proceeded to the auditorium with trepidation. Others in the room also appeared in shock. It turns out he was asking students he trusted to help move to the new school site. (Heart palpitations ended) It was nice to be thought of as someone that could be counted on. As a teen it was appreciated.

He was an a human being of inspiration, and a father whose kids in the school modeled his leadership and kindness. My sincere condolences.
Lorrie Scott
May 24, 2021
He was a great principal!
Robin Hauge LaMoria
May 20, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
Earnie Ray
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